The Alien Corps: A Sword and Planet Adventure

Prosperine Book 1 · Patrick McDermott
38 reviews

About this ebook

Book 1 of Prosperine, the page-turning series that will delight fans of space opera science fiction.

On the planet Prosperine, intelligent life has evolved like no other in our universe. The inhabitants might look human—more or less—but they do hatch from eggs. It comes as a shock, then, when one of the locals is reported to be performing miracles.

Hickory Lace and her crew, space pilot Jess Parker and the young genius Gareth Blanquette, are sent to check out the situation. If they can survive the savage beasts and carnivorous plants, a bloody civil war, and a sinister alien plot, they might discover something truly astonishing about the mystic known as "the Teacher."

If you enjoy futuristic science fiction with a touch of the supernatural and strong female characters, then you'll love this imaginative thriller from PJ McDermott. Also available in paperback.

Download The Alien Corps today and see why readers are calling McDermott a "contemporary Asimov."

What readers are saying about this thrill-a-minute science fiction adventure.

“A Great read. Had me at the first chapter. I didn’t want to stop reading. Loved the plot, the story line, the action!!”

“Fantastic Story! From start to finish, chock full of really interesting characters doing really dangerous stuff, this story was fabulous. The twists made it difficult to put down. Dinner time was an annoyance. Loved it!”

“McDermott creates a very original and hopeful future world similar to the kind of sci-fi I grew up loving. His alien characters are delightful and believable. I couldn't wait to read the second book, Rise of the Erlachi, which is even better!”

38 reviews

About the author

PJ McDermott was born in Scotland and spent his youth in the town of Paisley, near Glasgow. As a boy he would plunk school and head to the local library to read any Science Fiction books he could get his hands on. His favorite authors were Asimov, Herbert, Niven, Moorcock, and Le Guin. The book he most enjoyed, though, was Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. “It was the grandest of adventures, exotic locations and magical characters that drew me in. Seriously, I read it at least six times!”

These days, when he has time to relax, he enjoys the fantasy novels of Robin Hobb, George Martin and the modern SF writers, Vaughn Heppner and Alex Weir.

The author has published the 4-book science fiction adventure series Prosperine which includes The Alien Corps, Rise of the Erlachi, The Scarf, and Fractured Prophecy. All are available as e-books or in print. The Alien Corps and Rise of the Erlachi are also available as an audio book.

The prelude to the series, Born of Fire, tells of the apocalyptic events 84 years before The Alien Corps, and is available in audio, eBook, and Print.

The acclaimed semi-biographical novel, Small Fish Big Fish (Now re-issued as Caught in the Long Grass,) was PJ's first novel.

The author now lives the good life in Australia with his wife, Sue, two daughters and grandchildren, Mia, Ryder Patrick, and Ethan.

You can visit him at his website:

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.